Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Informá-re, v. a. & n.
1. to give form or shape;2. to inform, give notice or information, acquaint with; 3. to teach, instruct; 4. to dispose, prepare, fit, to set upon the last; 5. to enquire about a thing; v. r. 1. to take the form of; 2. to get information or instruction; s. m.Informá-tóre , f. Informá-tríce; adj. Informá-nte.
Florio: a worlde of wordes, or most copious, dictionarie in Italian and English
informare: to giue forme, frame or shape to any thing. Also to sct a shooe vpon a last, to put a cheese into a presse or cheese-fat. Also to informe, to instruct, to giue knowledge or information.